Course: URBS 405. Advanced Research Methods for Planning (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division standing and URBS 340A; or instructor consent. Focuses on key urban planning concepts, theories and research methods. Emphasis placed on the application of research methods to tasks normally assigned to professional planners and the completion of a class project that focuses on a specific urban planning problem defined by a local, community-based organization (CBO). Working with a CBO, students prepare a proposal consisting of a problem statement and a research protocol, gather quantitative and qualitative data, perform analysis, and write a final report that includes recommendations to the community-based organization.